FRIDAY, September 7, 2012 from 9am until 5pm
Downtown San Rafael (plus San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland and LA)
Take 5: Art Break Day takes place each year on the FIRST FRIDAY in September. Cities from around California gather together as a community in order to provide an ART BREAK for everyone! Everyone is invited to sit down, take a break, and make art for FREE!
Help spread the word, participate by taking an Art Break in Town Center Plaza, volunteer to help, or donate to this great event: www.artbreakday.com
A very large work, more than 5 feet in diameter is a ceramic world of mountainous peaks, valleys and nooks filled with live succulents and water that trickles throughout the piece. Andino-Stevenson has included her new ceramic whistles, which are characters who could certainly live in this earthy, clayscape, but they stand alone as impressive and highly detailed ceramic collectibles.
A must see! The Library staff shared this week that many have been snapping photos daily with their iPhones and small cameras. They noted that this is really a unique type of exhibit for the Library and that it should be seen to be enjoyed. San Rafael photographer, Margot Duane, of Margot Duane Images, had the opportunity to visit the exhibit this week and has provided photos.
All photos © Margot Duane Images and should not be reproduced or used outside of this document with out permission
The founder of Art Works Downtown, artist, Phyllis Thelen, and the ceramics instructor of AWD's Sweet Spirit Ceramics Center, Barbara Andino-Stevenson, will have an opening reception for their exhibit, "Realm of Dreams" Tuesday, July 10, from 5-7 p.m at the Alemany Library at Dominican University. All are welcome to this public opening reception.
The exhibit runs through August 30, 2012. For more info, please visit the Dominican University website link here>>
The October Revolution
A Solo Exhibition at The Amelia Hyde Gallery
January 28 - March 24
new work by Lark Calderon-Gomez
RECEPTION: Saturday January 28 • 6-8pm
Guatemala, 1944 - Teachers demonstrated in the streets in front of the National Palace demanding fair wages, freedom to organize, and the resignation of President General Jorge Ubico, a harsh dictator for over 14 years. The massive protests were on their third day when the President sent in his cavalry to break up the crowd by opening fire, killing over 200 including the beloved leader of the Teacher's Union movement, Mrs. Maria Chinchilla, who became a martyr. This was the turning point which grew into the October Revolution. This series of new paintings, drawings & mixed media works tells a compelling story by way of Julia and her friends from "Julia's Journeys."
Amelia Hyde Gallery is please to present The October Revolution,
a solo exhibit by Bay Area artist and AWD admin extraordinaire, Lark Calderon-Gomez
Amelia Hyde Gallery
521 6th Street, loft (inside the Mscape Bldg)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Dia de los Muertos is one of AWD's most popular exhibits, please come see all our altars and VOTE for your FAVORITE!
A colorful altar by San Rafael High School students taught by teachers Tia Starr Warner and Joanna Herrera that includes many types of traditional Mexican crafts: paper maché calacas, calaveras made of clay and papel picado cut-outs.
2 altars are dedicated to San Rafael: playful scenes of San Rafael Mission Arcángel by Isabel Hayes and a cross-cultural altar by Hannah Merriman asking for healing from environmental issues.
Hannah's is also one of 2 interactive pieces. Dave Benoit's altar allows you to write and stamp letters to the afterlife. Hannah's Japanese-style altar asks you to offer your healing prayers on paper fish.
Margaret Starrett, Barbara Shapiro, and Petrina W created personal altars to their friends and family.
There is an altar to Don Timoteo Murphy, historical Marin ranch owner, by Patrick Gavin Duffy, an altar to the duality of mothers by Paul Pribuss, and an altar to missing children by Sheila Tuffanelli.
There are several relevant social statements as well. Savita Skye created an altar to those killed in Oakland this year, Marlene Robbins altar to Native American cultures, Robin Bentel's altar to the loss of liberty and Stuart Wagner's very powerful altar to victims of IV drug abuse.
To round it out, there are beautiful nichos created by James Marc, Gertrud Parker, and Carole Austin.
Join us for the CLOSING PARTY on November 11 (during 2nd Fridays Art Walk) which will also feature a poetry performance inspired by the altars by Claire Blotter. Winner of the PEOPLE'S CHOICE award will also be announced.
Myself (Janelle Schneider studio #20) and the Science Tarot artists have been invited back to the California Academy of Science for Novembers Thursday Nightlife event! Thursday, November 3 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm
(Science Tarot artists, left to right: Janelle Schneider (Wands Suit), Shari Arai DeBoer (Swords Suit), Kristy Whitehouse (Pentacles Suit), Raven Hanna (Co-Creator), Tammy Stellanova (Cups Suit), Logan Austeja Daniel (Co-Creator), John Daniel (graphics and logo), Kristian Johnson Michiels (Major Arcana artist), and Martin Azevedo (Co-Creator).
Join us for a drink, a dance and a science chat!
View original artwork from the Science Tarot deck, meet the Science Tarot team and enjoy movies of animated science stories in the African Hall.
(me, all science-like with Carl)
When the roads of science and myth intersect at the California Academy of Science you will find Velocity Circus Tarot readers with a deck of Science Tarot cards ready to help you create new synaptic connections between the traditions.
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AWD and EMW present:
new! Wine Tasting Experience during 2nd Fridays Art Walk
Next Art Walk: FRIDAY August 12 • 5-8pm
Art Walk is a FREE monthly event that connects 30+ venues up and down Fourth St every 2nd Friday of the month. Enjoy art exhibits, art studios and featured entertainment as you stroll up and down Fourth St.
To support this community event and to enjoy award-winning wines, purchase Wine Tasting Tickets. $10 for 5 tastings, $20 for 12 tastings.
ADVANCE tickets are available online HERE (credit cards) or at the following locations (cash/checks):
• Art Works Downtown • 1337 Fourth St
• Aurora Art Studios • 1350 Fourth St
• Donna Seager Gallery • 851 Fourth St
• FolkArt Galler y • 1321 Fourth St
• Marin Jewelers Guild • 1331 Fourth St
• Pleasures of the Heart • 1310 Fourth St
• Rileystreet Art Supply • 1128 Fourth St
• Room Gallery • 1320 Fourth St • Rebound Bookstore • 1611 Fourth St
• Sabor of Spain • 1310 Fourth St
• Terra Firma Gallery • 1130 Fourth St
Tickets will also be available at all Wine Tasting venues and Rafael Town Center Plaza during the event.
For a map, event listings and more info: www.2ndFridaysArtWalk.com
You must be 21+ to consume wine
FRIDAY, September 2, 2011 from 9am until 5pm
Downtown San Rafael (plus San Francisco, Richmond, Berkeley, and Oakland)
Help spread the word, participate by taking an Art Break in Town Center Plaza, volunteer to help or donate to this great event: www.artbreakday.com
Art Works Downtown welcomes our new neighbor Youth in Arts!
YIA is moving right around the corner at 917 C Street. Please help them TURN ON THE LIGHTS by donating HERE or attending their OPEN HOUSE event on June 11 • 9am-3pm, which features hands-on children's art activities including Children's Avenue Street Painting!
Click HERE for a recent article in the Marin IJ.